NHL Canadian Corner – Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Recaps of Friday’s games involving NHL Canadian teams, plus the latest on Ryan Whitney, Rene Bourque, Marc Methot and more.

Henrik Sedin becomes Canucks all-time leading scorer.

Henrik Sedin becomes Canucks all-time leading scorer.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Dallas Stars scored three unanswered goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit and nip the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. The loss spoiled Henrik Sedin’s achievement of becoming the Canucks all-time scoring leader when he assisted on the club’s third goal by Alex Burrows. Ryan Kesler also made his season debut with the Canucks.  It was a notable win for the Stars, who lost starting goalie Kari Lehtonen to an undisclosed injury.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/WINNIPEG SUN: Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury narrowly missed setting the franchise record for career shutouts as the Penguins downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-1. Andrew Ladd scored at 18.25 of the third to spoil Fleury’s shutout bid.

STLTODAY.COM/CALGARY HERALD: St. Louis Blues rookie goalie Jake Allen made 30 saves, including a highlight reel stick save, backstopping the Blues to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Alex Steen (1G, 2A) and David Perron (2 goals) led the charge for the Blues, chasing Leland Irving from the Flames net after he gave up two goals on four shots.

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney hopes to regain his offensive confidence.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Rene Bourque is quickly making Habs fans forget last season’s poor performance.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators defenseman and local boy Marc Methot is living his dream of playing for his hometown in the NHL.

TORONTO SUN: The “Battle of Ontario” resumes tonight as the Maple Leafs meet the Ottawa Senators.

7 Comments

  1. Lyle, actually I think it’s the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Binghamton Senator’s tonight! :-)

    • Don’t say that what if the Leafs lose?

  2. The Canucks benefitted from the return of Ryan Kesler and it looked as though he had hardly missed any time at all. He could easily have scored a couple of goals if not for replacement Dallas netminder Richard Bachman. The Raymond, Hansen, Schroeder line was flying and was dangerous all night.
    While the Canucks had lots of scoring chances they also gave up way too many and while Schneider would like to have a second chance at a couple that got by him he also kept the Canucks in the game when Dallas was pressing.
    Bottom line, the Canucks D has to be better.

  3. So…any rumors on what the Senators are going to do to replace Karlson? I hear that Kaberle is available…

    • Kaberle, although available, is washed up. He was washed up when he was traded to Boston, useless in Carolina ; now Montreal too; and no doubt the word around the NHL is his best days are long behind him. Don’t be surprised if he’s waivered though but I’m doubtful anybody would take a chance on him

  4. I would imagine that there will be quite a few teams offering Ottawa their trash at a bargain price but finding a good fit is going to take time and they have to stay strong and not get panicked and go Dumpster diving.
    There are a few teams with defensemen that could help Ottawa, which might be the reason Vancouver had Hamhuis and Ballard on display last night.

    • The Sens are hurting for sure and having watched they way they lost to the Leafs tonight, the situation becomes a big more urgent for them meaning Murray would not be dealing from a position of strength in any trade scenario at the moment